Like poker, a game of golf involves intense concentration, the tossing around of clubs, and an inevitable joker whom no one takes seriously. Expose your game face to a more professional crew with this Groupon to the CVS Caremark Charity Classic, a PGA Challenge event, held on Sunday, June 17; Monday, June 18; and Tuesday, June 19, at the Rhode Island Country Club in Barrington. Check the schedule for daily tee times and tournament timetables. Choose from the following options:
- For $52, you get two one-day Wine Pavilion tickets good for any day, plus a parking pass (a $105 value).
- For $150, you get two three-day Wine Pavilion tickets, plus a parking pass for three days (a $315 value).
- For $500, you get a Gold Wine Pavilion package, which includes four three-day Wine Pavilion tickets, four one-day grounds-admission tickets good for any day, and one reserved parking pass (a $1,000 value).
The CVS Caremark Charity Classic welcomes 18 professional puttmasters from the PGA, LPGA, and Champions Tour to compete in club-to-ball combat to benefit locally operating nonprofits including Boys & Girls Clubs of Providence, Rhode Island Family Shelter, and The Autism Project. Co-hosts Brad Faxon and Billy Andrade will lead the charge toward a $1.55 million purse while club experts such as Annika Sorenstam, Peter Jacobsen, Lorena Ochoa, and Morgan Pressel vie for the top of the leaderboard.
The Wine Pavilion grants exclusive access to prime views and fairway festivities in a VIP tent located between the 16th and 17th holes. The tent's ideal vantage point imparts spectators with the sights of scenic Narragansett Bay, as well as panoramic views of the final four holes, where fans can ogle swings, slices, and burrowing Carl Spacklers. Those who seek repose from raining golf balls inside the pavilion can nibble on hordes of hors d'oeuvres while swirling a sample of wines from Robert Mondavi, Clos du Bois, and Blackstone.